Outside Hitter
Height: 5'8"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
High School: Colegio Q.I.



“Luisa being from Brazil—a country that plays at very high level, has the passion and understands the game real well. She helps in alleviating some of the passing pressures from our libero because she is someone who can handle the ball and attack outside. She’s a smaller outside, but she knows how to score. She knows it’s not just going to be power. She has finesse and can block, so she’s very well-rounded.”


  • Played in 23 matches, making appearances in 80 sets
  • Finished second on the team with 174 kills
  • Tallied two double-doubles
  • Notched double-digit kills in seven matches, while leading the Crusaders in kills in two contests
  • Hit a career-high 15 kills against Brown on Sept. 2
  • Also tallied 166 digs, 16 service aces and three blocks
  • Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll


  • Played for the College of Central Florida in the FCSAA during  the 2015-2016 season under head coach Flavia Siqueira, helping the team to a 27-14 overall record and a conference title
  • Totaled 314 kills, 193 digs and 30 total blocks during the 2015 season
  • Team placed third in the FCSAA State Tournament and 10th at the NJCAA National Tournament
  • Three-year member of the varsity volleyball team at Colegio Q.I. High School under head coach Janaina Amorim, serving as team captain during the 2012 and 2013 seasons
  • Her team was the Jesuit National Team in 2013
  • Three-time high school state tournament MVP (2012-2014) and was named best receiver at the state tournament in 2012 and 2013
  • Tallied a .400 hitting percentage in a one season and received the Team-Leadership award
  • Also played club volleyball for Clube de Regatas do Flamengo under head coach Abel Martins
  • Team won the Copa Minas Championship, State Championship and Torneio Inicio Championship. Team was also the Taca Parana Runner-up and Copa Cidade Maravilhosa Runner-up


  •  Daughter of Vera Fortes Soares
  • Has one brother, Arthur, and two sisters, Laisa and Larissa
  • Has not yet declared a major
Soares' Career Statistics:
Season Sets Played Kills Assists Digs Blocks Aces
2016 80 174 8 166 10 16
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